Angry viewers complain to the FCC about Dave Chappelle’s “racist” language and his insinuations about Trump’s America during his monologue on SNL last month.
“I would like for someone to inform me as to why NBC can get away with having Dave Chappelle on SNL speak the “N” word over and over, yet the closed captions show N—– so that the hearing impaired are not subject to what I had to hear. This in my opinion is discrimination pure and simple. I would like an explanation as to why my husband was blocked from reading the actual word that was broadcast.”
Others were bothered about Chappelle’s implication that Trump’s election was related to the pervasive racism that still exists in America.
The FCC has responded to all of the complaints one-by-one, in each case explaining that it did not have the authority to censor any of the SNL content that might have led to the grievances in question.
There were, however, certain local networks, such as North Carolina’s WRAL-TV, that decided not to air part of Chappelle’s monologue, citing his inappropriate language.